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Sugar Processing

SUGAR PROCESSING

1. JUICE EXTRACTION
Sugar cane is then unloaded on transporting tables to the grinders and shredders, grinding the cane into smaller pieces to make the extraction of juices in the milling train easier. This is where the milling stage begins, through a milling tandem where the juices are extracted. Hot water is added in this stage to obtain the maximum amount of sucrose in a process called maceration.

2. JUICE PURIFICATION
The juice obtained is strained, thus beginning the first stage of heating, facilitating the sedimentation of insoluble solids and separating the clear juice in the top from the clarifier, these are taken to rotating vacuum filters to recover the sucrose contents.



3. JUICE CONCENTRATION
The clear juice is sent to the evaporation tandem to be concentrated to a syrup, which is then purified in the clarifiers and then sent to bins.



4. CRYSTALLIZATION
It is in the bins where the heated mixture is produced made up of sugar crystals and syrup.


5. CENTRIFUGE AND DRYING
It is washed with water during this process to remove residues of molasses and then dried and cooled. The syrup obtained from this process is used as raw material for the production of Alcohol.